April/May 2013

Vol. 15, Issue 3

complete issue in one PDF file (PDF, 7.76 MB) or access individual sections


Contents / Comment (PDF, 406.81 KB)

News (PDF, 765.03 KB)
Genie launches 180ft SX180, Manitou announces new management appointments, Lifetime Achievement award for McArdle, Terex Cranes restructures management team, A future for Denka, 70 ton Manitex truck crane, Holland Lift under new ownership and management, New Bronto XR range, First Superlift 3800 delivered, Record attendance at UK tower crane meeting, Bronto success in the UK, Mammoet collects the Liebherr set, Rail mounted crane and access platform, Atlas and Effer move closer, £12 million investment for Port Services, Weldex orders 11 crawlers, Manitowoc 31000 for Chunjo, Lifterz trials Dingli, First Tadano ATF400 in UK.

Spider lifts (PDF, 856.65 KB)
We review the new 30 to 35 metre working height sector, compare the new 52 metre Palazzani against existing competition and look at several applications including the refurbishment of a modified spider lift working at the ‘Gherkin’ in London.

Self-erectors (PDF, 852.73 KB)
Is the self-erector tower crane finally on the verge of making a breakthrough in markets outside of its strongholds in continental Europe? We speak to the two largest self-erecting rental companies in the UK - Mantis Cranes and Ladybird Cranes - and hear how contractor attitudes may be changing...

Bauma 2013 review (PDF, 2.22 MB)
The best Bauma ever broke all records in terms of visitors, exhibitors and space. We have dedicated 10 pages to a photographic review of the more interesting products and sights at the show.

Vertikal Days (PDF, 313.15 KB)
Next month’s Vertikal Days looks set to be the UK launch pad for a host of new products from crane, access, loader crane and telehandler manufacturers as well as associated equipment and services. Here is a flavour of what to expect.

ALLMI Focus (PDF, 256.15 KB)

Training (PDF, 231.69 KB)

IPAF Focus (PDF, 199.09 KB)

PASMA (PDF, 215.86 KB)

CPA (PDF, 97.73 KB)

Innovations (PDF, 110.02 KB)

Books and Models (PDF, 201.49 KB)

Letters (PDF, 420.73 KB)

Advert / On-Line directory / What's on? / Recruitment / Marketplace (PDF, 1.51 MB)